Three men barged into a Witney home brandishing a metal pole and made demands to the occupants before leaving empty handed.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) has appealed for witnesses to the aggravated burglary at the address in Farmers Close yesterday (Wednesday, October 18).

The incident happened at around 12.45am.

Nothing was taken and no one was injured.

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The offenders are described by police as aged between 20 and 30, dressed in black with hoods and masks.

Two were white, tall, with slim builds respectively, and the other was black with a stocky build.

One held a metal pole.

Investigating officer detective constable George Hill said: “I understand this may be concerning for the community but there is nothing to suggest there is any wider threat to the public.

“We have an increased police presence in the area, so please  speak to a uniformed officer if you have concerns or questions.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this aggravated burglary or has information about it to please get in touch.

“Also, if you have any CCTV footage or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation."

Those with information should call 101 or report it on the TVP website, quoting the reference 43230468051.      

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.